Clay County’s Carolyn Weeks of Weeks Farms Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

2017 CARES Recipient Farm: Weeks Farms                                                               Location: Green Cove Springs, Florida Date of Origination: 1895 Commodities: Cattle & Timber Download PDF Profile Mrs. Carolyn Weeks represents multiple generations of farm families who are true pioneers of Florida agriculture. The legacy she has continued is one filled with great environmental stewardship.  For over 40 years, Mrs. Weeks has been farming timber …

Okaloosa’s David Youngblood Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

2017 CARES Recipient Farm: Dogwood Vineyard                                                  Location: Baker, Florida Date of Origination: 2007 Commodities: Muscadine Grapes   Download PDF Profile   David Youngblood, owner and operator, of Dogwood Vineyard, in Baker, Florida began growing muscadine grapes on his farm in 2007. What started as a hobby of making wine has now led to growing Muscadine grapes on 2.5 acres of land that …

Santa Rosa’s Mickey Diamond Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

2017 CARES Recipient Farm: JM Diamond Farms                                                   Location: Jay, Florida Date of Origination: 1984 Commodities: Peanuts & Cotton Download PDF Profile Joseph “Mickey” & Lisa Diamond own and operate JM Diamond Farms in Jay, Florida. Diamond’s farm primarily grows peanuts and cotton. The farm was passed down from Diamond’s grandfather and father. Over the years he has transitioned the farm from a …

Calhoun County Farmer Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

The County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) program has always focused on promoting environmentally sound farming practices while educating the public on agriculture’s role in protecting Florida’s Natural Resources. On Jan. 23, with U.S. Representative Gwen Graham in attendance for her North Florida Farm Tour, Steve Yoder Jr., was recognized with a 2016 CARES award for implementing Best Management …

New website spotlights farmers for protecting the environment

Gainesville, Fla. – The Florida Farm Bureau Federation (FFBF) will launch a newly designed website, thisfarmcares.org, to recognize farmers throughout Florida who practice environmental stewardship. The website will also educate the public on agriculture’s role in protecting Florida’s natural resources. Download Press Release (pdf) The This Farm Cares  website recognizes more than 600 farmers who have taken voluntary steps to …